Bible Tuesday 4/24: City of God

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalms 48:1-14. Verses 4-6, why does the city of God trouble and frighten the holders of earthly power? What is there in me that is repelled at the sight of Zion? Action point?

Ezekiel 24:1-27. Verses 16-18. Why did Ezekiel's wife have to die? Why was he not allowed to mourn her? What is the greatest sacrifice God could ask of me? Would I obey if he did?

I Corinthians 7:10-24. What's the lesson here for Christian believers living alongside unbelievers today? What's the lesson for Christians of different customs trying to be in fellowship?

John 5:24-35. Verse 30, on what specific matters in my life right now might God's will be contrary to my own will? Why haven't I already yielded to him? First step?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.